OSU basketball notebook: Cobbins hurt
BY KELLY HINES World Sports Writer
Friday, November 02, 2012
11/02/12 at 2:45 AM
Cobbins hurt: Less than two minutes into the game, forward Michael Cobbins was hurt on a missed lob. He went to the bench and eventually to the locker room and did not return.
After the game, coach Travis Ford said the injury was to Cobbins' big toe on his left foot.
Asked about his status, Ford said, "We'll see."
Jurick, Olukemi out: Philip Jurick and Jéan-Paul Olukemi did not suit up for the game. Both are coming off serious injuries and haven't been able to practice every day.
"J.P. couldn't go tonight," Ford said. "Philip needed rest; part of it is still part of his suspension.
"From this point, he's about done with it, so if he's physically ready to go hopefully he'll be ready to go by next Friday."
With the injuries, center Marek SouÄek saw a lot of playing time. He finished with eight points before fouling out with five minutes left.
"The best thing he did tonight was foul out," Ford said. "He needs to be getting down there (being aggressive)."
Murphy on the boards: OSU manhandled Ottawa but had only a 47-41 advantage in rebounding, an area of concern for Ford.
Forward Kamari Murphy was the only Cowboy with more than six rebounds, and he had 11.
"In Spain, I led the team in rebounding, so in meetings (Ford) told me that's my job," Murphy said. "I don't worry about scoring. I score when I can, but my job is rebounding."
Cheers for Budke: The biggest ovation from the crowd came when walk-on Alex Budke, son of former women's coach Kurt Budke, entered the game.
"He's been wonderful," Ford said. "I like his game.
"He didn't go to Spain with us, so he's behind. ... But he's really helped us in practice with all the injuries we've had."